Easter and April Fools Day


(Carson Weitnauer) #1

Hi friends,
I just noticed that Easter this year falls on April 1, or April Fools Day in the U.S. If you live in a country where this is the case, how can you use that to your advantage this year?

(Jimmy Sellers) #2

I am wondering does God have a sense of humor. I am trying to be on both sides of the thought process. The unbeliever thinking how ironic and the believer thinking how ironic for entirely different reasons.
God’s foolishness on display for the world.

18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the intelligence of the intelligent I will confound.”
20 Where is the wise person? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe. 22 For indeed, Jews ask for sign miracles and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a cause for stumbling, but to the Gentiles foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. (1 Co 1:18–25).

(David Roeder) #3

I’m reminded of a song by Michael Card, “God’s Own Fool.”

(David Roeder) #4

I thought it was also interesting that “Lent” and Valentine’s Day fell on the same day.